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Manuel Puig (1932–1990)

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Author Manuel Puig was born in General Villegas, Argentina on December 28, 1932. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968) is an innovative novel narrating through a variety of techniques the story of a young Argentine boy who lives vicariously through the movies. Puig uses the phenomenon of compulsive visa mer movie-going as a symbol for alienation and escape from reality. Heartbreak Tango (1969) evokes the spiritual emptiness of the Argentine provincial life in the 1930s and the vulgarity of popular music and the soap opera. His best known work, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1979), was adapted as a film in 1985 and as a Broadway musical in 1993. He died of a heart attack on July 22, 1990. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av Manuel Puig

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1976) 2,232 exemplar
Heartbreak Tango (1969) 610 exemplar
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1974) 383 exemplar
Pubis Angelical (1980) 238 exemplar
The Buenos Aires Affair (1973) 222 exemplar
Åtråns heta blod (1982) 170 exemplar
Tropical Night Falling (1988) 163 exemplar
Under a Mantle of Stars (1985) 18 exemplar
Mystery of the Rose Banquet (1988) 11 exemplar
Gli ‰occhi di Greta Garbo (1991) 11 exemplar

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The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 177 exemplar
A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 147 exemplar
Kiss of the Spider Woman [1985 film] (1985) — Original story — 47 exemplar
Happy Together [1997 film] (1997) — Original story — 39 exemplar
Kiss of the Spider Woman: Broadway Cast Recording (1992) — Original novel — 21 exemplar
Racconti di cinema (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar

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Un imperdibile, l’opera di un vero narratore, di uno scrittore che conosce profondamente l’animo umano e lo trasmette tessendo delle bellissime storie. It is so full of love.
 
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Mav_Danto | 32 andra recensioner | Jul 28, 2023 |
The structure of this book is fascinating: long passages of dialogue interspersed with retellings of movie plots, along with stream of consciousness jags and footnotes detailing modern psychological views on gender and homosexuality. It is a novel that tries to encompass multiple modes of telling. It is interesting that the details of the two main characters' crimes never really come to light - we don't understand much about the political situation or Molina's crime. It is almost as if the two men are on an island where their respective pasts are seen from a blurry distance, and that all that matters is love and forgiveness.

Valentin says something simple and profound towards the end of the story:

"It's a question of learning to accept things as they come, and to appreciate the good that happens to you, even if it doesn't last. Because nothing is forever."
… (mer)
 
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jonbrammer | 32 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
En el crepúsculo de sus vidas, y en Río de Janeiro, dos hermanas evocan el pasado y departen acerca de los amores de una vecina más joven, que a través de ellas conocemos al trasluz o en filigrana. La indeclinable maestría de Puig para el diálogo coloquial y el mimetismo de los clisés expresivos de cada personaje se aúnan a su conocida y turbadora maestría para mostrar lo que hay de verdad humana profunda en el material con el que se construyen las novelas rosa. Aquí la visión última es a un tiempo más tierna y poética y más desolada que nunca: de lo que se nos habla es, a fin de cuentas, de la irredimible soledad del ser humano, encarado al decaimiento y la muerte, destino del que sólo momentáneamente le distraen los espejismos afectivos. Cae la noche tropical es una lectura conmovedora y apasionante y una muestra cabal y definitiva de la plenitud de recursos de uno de los principales narradores hispánicos.… (mer)
 
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Natt90 | 3 andra recensioner | Mar 26, 2023 |

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Verk
28
Även av
7
Medlemmar
4,412
Popularitet
#5,674
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
73
ISBN
294
Språk
17
Favoritmärkt
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